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Overall rating
91.22/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1971
Bottled
2009
Number of bottles
56
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Spirito DiVino
Added on
15 Nov 2010 8:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.00

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53 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1971

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.22 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. peathead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This bottle was sold for 551 € on www.whiskyauction.com in June 2016.

  5. eleiko5 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Longmorn 1971
    (57,3%, OB for Spirito DiVino 2009, 56 btl.)

    Nose: starts on apples, apricot jam and fruit tea, with a soft grassy side to it. Citrus, a little mint, sage and wax. There’s also a tropical touch (guava, banana) but less so than most of the 1975/1976 expressions. Fairly high on spices (nutmeg, ginger). Also a faint coastal note. Complex but not the most sexy version. Mouth: starts on oak spices and herbs, but after this a beautiful wave of fruits comes rushing in: pineapple, tangerine, pink grapefruit, banana and passion fruit. Overall more fresh / citrusy than warm / tropical again (more 1976 than 1975 if you like). Fades on fruit tea and a dryness from the oak. Finish: long, still citrusy and gingery.

    A spicy and slightly oaky Longmorn of high quality. It surely wasn’t cheap at the time (around € 190), but even then it’s remarkable that this didn’t sell like hotcakes at the time. Now they’re gone.

    Score: 91/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/longmorn/longmorn-1971-spirito-divino/

     

     

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whisky, great balance.
    • Nose
      Apricot, papaya, plum, vanilla, almond, dusty wood (pallets), fig, leather, toffee, lychee and pepper. Whiffs of smoke, tobacco, toffee and a little musty touch like a church.
    • Taste
      Apricot, vanilla, tobacco, mango, plum, pepper and caramel. Again that heavy leather and wood as well, like antique furniture. A little banana and marzipan. With water there's red apple.
    • Finish
      Marzipan, vanilla, peach, plum, grapefruit, apple, tobacco, kiwi, toffee, fig and smoke.

  7. peathead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Just heard from the shop owner today that this rare Longmorn is sold out, unfortunately. 

  8. Malt Hans scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, figs, apricot, lime, olive oil, cloves, peat, dry hay and vanilla. Marzipan sweet taste, anise, cinnamon, figs, floral honey, sultanas, mint, walnuts and vanilla. Long, sweet and malty end.

  9. MacMenM scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A stunner.
    • Nose
       lots of lemons, limes, grapefruits and mangos. fresh and vivid with bags of honey and fruit on top of subtler notes of lemon grass, thyme, gingerbread, sage, butter and marmalade. 
    • Taste
       huge, swaggering notes of grapefruit, mango, tangerine, passion fruit and melon. A true fruit cocktail, one of these Longmorns that reminds you just what a brilliant distillery this is. 
    • Finish
      Long, sharp and alive with lemons, grapefruits, tropical notes, butter, honey, gingernut biscuits and warm spices.

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